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Dr Kyla H ThomasMBBS(West Indies), MSc (Oxon), MSc Res(Oxon.), MFPH, PhD, FFPH

Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine

Kyla Thomas

Dr Kyla H ThomasMBBS(West Indies), MSc (Oxon), MSc Res(Oxon.), MFPH, PhD, FFPH

Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine

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Research interests

I am a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health with interests in:

- pharmacoepidemiology, in particular psychiatric adverse drug reactions (depression, non-fatal self-harm and suicide) associated with varenicline, a smoking cessation medicine and antidepressants

- use of large primary care databases such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) for observational research including novel study designs for dealing with confounding by indication such as instrumental variables and case only designs

- substance dependence and addiction (prescription opioid dependence)

- mental health research (suicide and self-harm) and suicide prevention

- trends in suicide in the UK and internationally

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Postal address:
Canynge Hall
39 Whatley Road
Bristol
United Kingdom